India’s forest, tree cover up by 1% in 2 years: Centre

Context: India’s tree and forest cover has registered an increase of 1% or 8,021 sq. km in two years since 2015, according to the latest assessment by the government. The India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017 was released by Environment Minister. Findings of the report: India has shown an Read More …

January-2018 Current Affairs Compilations (Topic for Prelims-2018)

Click here to Download The following were lucidly compiled along with facts corner of the month. National & International Importance MARPOL & SOLAS ‘Trans-pacific pact could hurt India’ India and Vietnam Delhi Declaration India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway India admitted to Australia Group Budapest Convention What is Global Entry Programme? Haj subsidy Read More …

Govt. ignoring plight of children, says SC

Justice Lokur said: “Our policy and decisionmakers need to heed this advice and warning [of Mandela] and appreciate that they are not doing any favour to the children of our country by caring for them — it is their constitutional obligation, and the social justice laws enacted by Parliament need Read More …

Three new eel species found in Bay of Bengal

Context: Scientists have discovered three new species of eel along the northern Bay of Bengal coast in the past few months. Other facts: Dark brown with white dots on the dorsal side, Gymnothorax pseudotile was discovered at the Digha coast of the Bay of Bengal. The other two species,Gymnothorax visakhaensis (uniformly brown) and Enchelycore Read More …